Modern Foreign Languages
"A different language is a different vision of life."
There are many advantages of children learning a foreign language. Most importantly, it is a wonderful opportunity for children to broaden their view of the world as well as providing them with a deeper understanding and respect for other cultures, people, their ideas and ways of thinking. Learning a language can also increase a child's self-confidence, self-esteem, resilience and tolerance and can provide them with fantastic opportunties in an increasingly globalised market.
Burt recently travelled to France as part of the Erasmus + scheme. He travelled to Carcassonne with Mrs Gum and Miss Howard to upskill his French language! He took part in cultural activities and visited a French school.
We are looking forward to sending some more of our St Joseph's staff on the Erasmus + scheme to help upskill as many teachers as possible!
We are still very much looking forward to our first residential trip abroad to France for KS2, unfortunately that opportunity will now be postponed to 2022/23!
If you would like to find out more about how French is taught at St Joseph's, please refer to our MFL policy.